Supernova 2016: Reviews and rankings by the Wiwi Jury

The Wiwi Jury—our in-house panel of music unprofessionals—is busy reviewing the songs competing in this year’s national finals for Eurovision. As we planned this musical journey across Europe, we just couldn’t leave Latvia off our itinerary!

As such we are reviewing all 20 acts that have made it to the heats of the Latvian selection process Supernova. Each of our participating jurors — who hail from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, the United Kindgom, and the United States — give their critiques of each song and award it a score out of 10. The scores are then averaged for the Wiwi Jury Verdict.

Supernova 2016: Reviews and rankings

Songs qualified for the final are in bold.

Heat One

  1. Justs “Heartbeat” (8.37)
  2. Samanta Tina “We Live For Love” (7)
  3. Sabine Berezina “My Inspiration” (6.07)
  4. Marta Grigale “Choices” (5.97)
  5. Ivo Grisninš Grislis “We Are the Light” (5.83)
  6. ElectroFolk “Miracle Drums” (5.7)
  7. Paula Dukure “Look in the Mirror” (5.53)
  8. Ruta Duduma “Being a Friend” (4.53)
  9. Edvards Grieze “New Day” (4.23)
  10. Catalepsia “Damnation” (3.87)

Heat Two

  1. Markus Riva “I Can” (7.23)
  2. MyRadiantU “We Will Be Stars” (6.8)
  3. Dvines “Set It on Fire” (5.37)
  4. Miks Dukurs “Paradise” (5.13)
  5. Madara Gregere “You and I” (4.73)
  6. Samanta Tina “The Love is Forever” (4.7)
  7. Iluta Alsberga “On Hold” (4.68)
  8. Marta Ritova “Not From This World” (4.47)
  9. Crow Mother “Demons” (4.07)
  10. Martinš Ruskis “Still Holding Stars” (2.17)

Supernova 2016: Our top three

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